Show #4348 - Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Seth Alcorn game 1.


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Rene Bender, a substitute teacher from Moreno Valley, California

Seth Alcorn, a bookseller from Placentia, California

Jay Marks, an emergency physician from Little Rock, Arkansas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
Stephen King's first published novel was this tale of a tormented telekinetic teen
    $200 13
The No. 1 hit "Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)" satirized this song that didn't even make the Top 40
    $200 14
From Cote d'Ivoire, the "beans" that make this ice cream flavor
    $200 12
In October 1977 both his & his mother's remains were moved from Forest Hill Cemetery to Graceland
    $200 7
The placement of a wedding ring comes from a supposed connection between the ring finger & this
    $200 1
What the Forty-Niners sought or, without its first letter, what people over 49 are to some
    $400 3
Amy Tan's first novel, it told of 4 Chinese mothers & their American-born daughters
    $400 19
"I Dig Rock And Roll Music" was a Top 10 hit for this trio better-known for folk songs
    $400 27
From Comoros, this plant product, also an ice cream flavor
    $400 15
His tombstone in Washington, D.C. is inscribed: "Renowned Photographer of the Civil War"
    $400 8
That famous Mendelssohn music means it's time to start this, the exit of the wedding party
    $400 23
Left unopened, this term for wheat, rice or rye becomes something you'll need to open an umbrella for
    $600 4
Amory Blaine, a handsome, spoiled Princeton student, was the hero of this man's first novel, "This Side of Paradise"
    $600 20
(Hi, I'm Pam Tillis.) My No. 1 country hit "Mi Vida Loca" translates to this in English
    $600 28
From Guatemala, this crop, also an ice cream flavor
    $600 16
Once the "Greatest Athlete in the World", he now rests in the Pennsylvania town that's named for him
    $600 9
When a Jewish groom breaks a glass, some say it's to commemorate the destruction of this
    $600 24
Take the top off this musical instrument & you'll get a potent potable you can't beat
    $800 5
K is for "Keziah Dane", her first novel published in 1967
    $800 21
"Thuggish-Ruggish-Bone" was the first Top 40 hit for this rap group
    $800 17
Although his new museum has since opened, he's buried on the grounds of his old one in Malibu, California
    $800 10
I'm going to this place, also the term for a 2 1/2-yard-long veil, and I'm gonna get married
    $800 25
Without its leadership, this European country experiences physical suffering; Ouch!
    DD: $1,400 6
I order you to name this first novel by Pat Conroy about tough Marine Corps colonel Bull Meecham
    $1000 22
They were on a "roll" when they sent us a "Rock And Roll Love Letter" in '76
    $1000 18
While he's buried next to Tennyson at Westminster Abbey, his wife Elizabeth is in Florence, Italy
    $1000 11
"Jumping" this object that signifies a wife's duties in the home is an African-American wedding tradition
    $1000 26
Thunder can turn up the volume in a puffy one of these; so can losing its first letter

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Jay Seth Rene
$0 $800 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jay Seth Rene
-$400 $1,200 $9,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE '76ers
(Alex: And finally, it's all about...)
    $400 23
Roman emperor Theodosius I abolished these Greek games that had begun back in 776 B.C.
    $400 2
According to the Harry Potter books, wizards use these birds, like Harry's Hedwig, to deliver mail
    $400 16
With an estimated 32,000, this state has the largest population of grizzly bears
    $400 7
Probably crude gunpowder-filled tubes tied to arrow shafts, rockets appear to have originated in this country
    $400 1
Butch could tell you this was outlaw Harry Longbaugh's nickname
    $400 18
In the name of Israeli basketball team Maccabi Elite T.A., T.A. stands for this city
    $800 24
It made news in Nov. 1976 when it was announced that this 9-year-old girl would attend a D.C. public school
    $800 3
T.A. Barron wrote a 5-book epic on this wizard who's a big part of T.H. White's "The Once and Future King"
    $800 17
In this annual state, a grizzly's heart rate drops from about 40 beats a minute to as low as 10
    $800 12
This "colorful" missile range near Las Cruces, New Mexico is an important rocket propulsion testing facility
    $800 8
This Idaho ski resort is located in the Sawtooth Mountains
    $800 19
This Laker guard spent much of his youth in Italy -- his dad Joe "Jelly Bean" played pro hoops there
    $1200 25
First published at Harvard in 1876, it was the first collegiate humor magazine in the U.S.
    $1200 4
Novelist who wrote the line "I'm really a very good man; but I'm a very bad wizard"
    $1200 28
This U.S. president's pet grizzly bears were a present from Lewis & Clark
    $1200 13
Producing thrust against the main engines, these are fired to slow down the movement of a space vehicle
    $1200 9
Ernest Hemingway's original title for this 1926 work was "The Lost Generation"
    $1200 20
In 2002 the Houston Rockets' first round draft pick was this 7'5" center, formerly of the Shanghai Sharks
    $1600 26
This "timely" British royal observatory was open for business in 1676
    DD: $1,000 5
In a John Varley novel, Cirocco Jones is the wizard of this living world named for an Earth goddess
    $1600 29
Grizzly bears are actually a subspecies of this "colorful" species
    $1600 14
All the Apollo spacecraft that landed on the Moon were launched by this booster rocket
    $1600 10
From the Arabic for "lawful", it's the largest branch of Islam
    $1600 21
This pro league founded by Dennis Murphy in 1967 used a red, white & blue basketball
    DD: $10,800 27
The "Babylonian Captivity" of the Roman Catholic popes in this French city was ended by Pope Gregory XI in 1376
    $2000 6
Ged is the title "Wizard of Earthsea" in a book by this sci-fi writer who uses her middle initial
    $2000 30
Seen here, a grizzly bear prepares to feed on this fish, a staple of its diet
    $2000 15
Abbreviated the ESA, this agency launches payloads into space from French Guiana using Ariane rockets
    $2000 11
He was the governor of New Hampshire before he became the first President Bush's chief of staff
    $2000 22
In 2002 this Sparks center made history with the first slam dunk in a WNBA game

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jay Seth Rene
$6,800 $23,600 $21,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In Apple's I-Movie program, the effect seen here that's done with photos is named for this TV filmmaker

Final scores:

Jay Seth Rene
$13,600 $42,100 $100
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $42,100 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jay Seth Rene
$6,800 $14,800 $22,200
10 R,
3 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
29 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,800

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Game tape date: 2003-02-25
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